Saturday, July 23, 2011

HELP ME!

Ok, I am so dang technilogically challenged!!! I tried to put all of our new pics on my computer after buying the CD full of photos. I loaded them onto my puter, but they wouldn't load onto blogspot?!! Plan B.

We recently had a photo shoot in a field of sunflowers. And when I tell you we took over 400 photos in 13 minutes... I am shooting straight!! It was the last appointment of the day (6:00 pm), and I chose that time because I thought the evening light would be prettier than the glaring sun of the day. Who knew in this drought-ridden state of ours that a rainstorm would be coming in around 6:45?! And I was late arriving by about 10 minutes. Sooooo... I am pretty fired up that we hit the jackpot with some great poses and smiles!

Here's how you can help me!
I need to start designing Gabbi Girl's bday party invitations. Remember, I am not going to do elaborate invitations... not again! Maybe next year will be her turn for "fancy"! Soooo, I made a cardboard #3 and added funky fabric dots to match her dress. I asked the photographer to make sure she took those pics first so we'd have something to use for our invites! The first 10 or so photos are the ones I need you to "vote" on . Ok, so here's the link since I couldn't get them to load onto my blog?! JessssiiiiiiI!!!!!

Go to focusphotographyteam.com and punch proofing at the top. Then go down to Melanie G. Open er up and help a sister out. Which Gabbi Girl pic is the best to represent her at this age. I think I have my favorite too, but I just need a second, third, .... opinion. And while you're there, tell me which pics you think I MUST blow up for my house. I will probably do about 4-5.

JinJin, Pops, Nana, DeeDee, Grandad, etc... if you want to be surprised, don't go there!!

Thanks, Peeps.
MO

44 comments:

Lynette said...

Cute, cute pics! I like #3 or #10 for Gabbi the best.

lauren said...

Like no. 5 for Gabbi. Also love no. 22 and 29 for your house

Jason, Betsy, Jackson said...

Wow ~ great pics! I love so many of them, especially the bath tub pics and the last several of you with your sweet girls!

Kaia said...

My favorites were 3, 5, and 9. The ones of the girls on the back to back chairs are so adorable!!! Great photographer you have!

Mindy said...

I love two...she is so EXCITED!! Great pictures!

Zhohn said...

I vote #2, also like 5. Love all the pics, great colors.

Kris said...

I vote 5 or 2, but good luck those are some darn cute pictures. Maybe do a collage invite. I couldn't even begin to choose some to blow up - you may have to add an extra room just to hang pictures.

Heidi said...

I love #2! You can see the giggle in her smile!

Maggie said...

LOVE!!! Ok, so for GG's invites I think 3 and 10 are awesome, so is 13. I love the straight on smile in 6, but the 3 is not as clear for the invites.

Other ones I love?.... 22 and 34 in the chairs! 30 - that sweet kiss. Also 48, 56, 61, and 63... and pretty much all of them. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Mo, I've thought of you often this week, because you've mentioned the heat you all prepare for each spring. This past week in Boston it has been creeping past 100 with the heat index and I'M HATING IT! I climb into my car and think "How does Melanie do this all summer?!"

Anyway, much love from the Northeast

Maggie

Phyllis Lines said...

I like number 2 for Gabbi's invitations. Love her smile. For your house, I don't think you could go wrong with any of them. Love the ones in the bath tub and the ones back to back on the chairs.

Cori said...

Sweet,adorable pics!! I like number 2 or 13 for Gabbi if you want the "3" in the pic, but 63 is beautiful of her!! I love 29 and 30 for your house (where Ellie is turning around and kissing Gabbi). Your girl cooperate wonderfully for the camera :)

Dottie said...

I see Im the Odd one here...I pick #7....although I love them all I like that one best....

Dottie

Tara said...

i like no 3.

Tara said...

I like no 2 for the invite.

Amy said...

I love #3. Really sweet pictures, they all look great!

charlotta said...

I think all the pictures are adorable so it is so hard to choose.....Hmmm i've looked thru them a few times and then had my 9 year old daughter come and look and I think we both agree that 3,5 and 7 are our favorites! By the way my 9 year old is just in love with the girls from looking thru the pics...She even said "Mom I don't think she's gonna be 3, it's gotta be a mistake cause she looks to happy and sweet to be a 3 year old" "3 year olds are supposed to be terrible ya know" LOL The things she says some times crack me up!

Mere said...

I love 5, 6, and 11 for the invitation. I love 5 and 6 just because they are so cute of her, but 11 is just super sweet and my style of photography with her picking flowers. It is just so natural...super cute! No matter what, you can't go wrong. They are all so cute!

Steph said...

I love #3 or #6 for Gabbi. She is so cute.

Rohrbachs said...

I think number 47 of the two of them is sooo cute! LOVE LOVE LOVE number 63 and 64 of Gabbie Number 6 of Gabbie is super cute too.

Amber said...

#2 or # 9 for Gabbie.

Maria said...

Picture #3 FOR SURE!!! So dang cute. It looks like she's saying, "Hey look! I'm turning 3!"
Precious pictures - your family is beautiful.

Debbie Jean said...

#2 is so cute!!! That's my pick!!!! They are all so adorable!!!

God Bless~
Debbie

tracy Rayner said...

I guess my comment didn't go throught the first time!

I love 1, 5, 11, and 12 of Gabbie. 15 of Ellie! And 17 and 22. Then my computer froze!! Ugh!

Amy K said...

#1 is gorgeous, as is #11, but for invitations, the smiley, lovin-life Gabbi needs to be present! :)
My vote would be #10 or #2
Her angelic smile melts my heart in #3, 6, and 9.
Love the back-to-back chairs of the girls, Ellie kissing Gabbi, (adorable bathtub prop), OH...#63!!!, 68 makes me lol, and of course the ones of all 3 of you girls!
How in the world will you choose??!

Tracy said...

I like no 2, closely followed by no 14 for the invites, she looks so happy and proud of herself.
For blowing up 22,29,38, 63,68 and 76. Hard choice though, they are all gorgeous.

Jackie said...

#2-Smile is just beautiful, my second favorite would be #13. I don't think you could go wrong with any of the pictures.

Becky said...

I like #3 for Gabbi! She looks like she's so proud to be turning 3!!! (also like 4,6 & 7)
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the bathtub!!!! That is so cute! Definately like #22 and #29 for the house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

jbaj said...

3 or 11. Love 11 with her picking flowers!

Laurie said...

I love 5 or 12 for her invites but they are all great. The ones of the two of them in the tub as so sweet too!!! Wonderful every one!!!

Laurie in NJ

Kim in NC said...

I love #11 for blown up, but #2 for the invite! All the pics are adorable!

Mary said...

great pictures... I vote for 1 or 2 for Gabbi and 22, 28, 29, or 30 for the house.

Denise said...

Photos 9, 10, and 11. If I had to choose one of them, I would go with 11.
Damn! Those kiddies are sooooo cute!

Kendra F. said...

I love the pics. I vote for #3 or 10.

Kendall Family said...

#3 of Gabbi - I likle #19 as the group shot... The pictures were all really great!

Nascar88_20 said...

Wow - I love them all! For the invites, my faves are #2 and #13. For blow-ups, my VERY fave is #40 and I also extra loved 28, 29, 36, 37, 50, 56, 64, 74 and 78. Good luck choosing! (I'm dreading doing and choosing senior pics this year. Wanna come to Dallas and do a shoot for me???)

richandangi said...

Definitely #11 for Gabbi's invitations. You should have #49 of Ellie, #32 of both girls, #19 of the three of you, and #68 of Gabbi blown up for your wall at home. Those are definitely my favorites.

Sandy said...

ALL The pics are super!! 63/64 or 56 for Gabbi! and 22,29,33,46,&70 for blow ups~~~Great memories made at the sunflower patch!! love them ALL

Sharidrew said...

OH MY WORD!! I know I'm a little late, but I didn't see these over the weekend! So, here is my two cents worth...

3 or 5 for invitations! 22 or 29 blow up of both girlies...38 is my favorite in the bath tub...50 or 52 are my favs of Ellie...59 or 60 are my favs of Gabbi...LOVE 68 Gabbi!! and 76 or 78 my picks for all 3 of you! They are amazing pictures Melanie!! Good luck picking your favorites. You couldn't possibly go wrong!

hugs from Missouri,
Shari

Shannon said...

#1 or #2 for Gabbi

Love 28,30,50,63 for posters!!

What fun a background of sunflowers would be!!

snekcip said...

Late BUG checking in! I hardly ever get on the computer on the wknd or after work! *I stare at a computer alllll day, so a computer is the LAST thing I wanna see when I get home!! KWIM?? AnyWHO after logging on A FEW MINS ago.....I cldnt view them!!! Aughhhhh! It keeps showing me various comments! Is the link still open? I will try again and view them!! I hate I'm not able to see them. I will try when I get home...I PROMISE!!!

Alisha Bolyer said...

They are all sooo good! I like 3,5,12, and 13 for Gabbi's invites the best. I also love 19, 28, 30, 40, 46, 49, 61, 68, and 78 for your house! Shoot! I like them all!!! Good luck with that!!

Theresa Shirley said...

I love #2 of GG for the invitation. That sweet, excited smile is for sure her true self! I also love #s 22, 28, 29, 30 for blow ups. Love #50 of E by herself, and #63 of Gabbi. I just love ALL of them!!! They are fantastic pictures!

tricia said...

#2 for Invitation! GREAT pics

tricia said...

change my mind...#10 for invitation. I love #'s 61 and 63 too. #50 for Ellie is just beautiful. I know you didn't ask but I'm just saying it's a beautiful pic of her!